City Lights Authors in the News

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America at War with Itself
Henry A. Giroux

"Henry Giroux on the Pathology of Politics in Our Welfare State"

An article appearing in the Fall 2016 issue of Tikkun. Opens with an editor's note by Rabbi Michael Lerner.

-Tikkun Sep 23, 2016

"America at War with Itself"

An op-ed by Henry A. Giroux appearing in The Hamilton Spectator.

-The Hamilton Spectator Sep 22, 2016

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Breaking Through Power
It's Easier Than We Think
Ralph Nader

Interview with Thom Hartmann
-The Thom Hartmann Show Sep 22, 2016

Interview on Democracy Now Part 1

Nader on two-party tyranny

-Democracy Now! Sep 19, 2016

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Save Twilight: Selected Poems
Pocket Poets Number 53
Julio Cortázar

"In Translation: August Fiction and Poetry"

Save Twilight: Selected Poems featured alongside more literature in translation in a round-up of August releases.

"I'm a big fan of City Lights’ Pocket Poets Series so clearly Save Twilight was going to make this list. Known mostly for his fiction, Cortázar was a talented poet who explored ideas about things both political and personal through a variety of forms. This latest edition includes almost one hundred new pages of poems, prose pieces, and illustrations."

-Book Riot Aug 2, 2016

"Fall 2016 Adult Announcements: Poetry"

Save Twilight: Selected Poems selected as a highlight for Fall 2016 by Publishers Weekly.

-Publishers Weekly Jun 17, 2016

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The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir
Susan Daitch

Essay on LitHub

"An Incomplete Atlas of Fantastic Maps: Susan Daitch on Literature's Attempt to Map the Countries Yet to Come" by Susan Daitch

Aug 3, 2016

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Dated Emcees
Chinaka Hodge

"Chinaka Hodge Filters Life Through Hip-Hop"

Profile on Chinaka Hodge and her new book Dated Emcees.

-Oakland Magazine Sep 13, 2016

"Daveed Diggs raps on life, hurdles and 'Hamilton'"

Coverage of Chinaka Hodge's interview with her friend Daveed Diggs that took place at JCCSF on Saturday, September 10.

-San Francisco Chronicle Sep 12, 2016

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Woman in Battle Dress
Antonio Benítez-Rojo

"Jessica Powell/'Woman in Battle Dress' Named Finalist for 2016 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Translation"

Jessica Powell named as finalist for the 2016 PEN Center Literary Award for Translation.

-PEN Center USA Aug 25, 2016

"Excerpt of Woman in Battle Dress appearing in Literal: Latin American Voices"

Section of the first chapter of Woman in Battle Dress excerpted.

-Literal: Latin American Voices May 12, 2016

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Shock Treatment
Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition
Karen Finley

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Beautiful Chaos
A Life in the Theater
Carey Perloff

Feature in Hoodline

A.C.T. Director's Memoir Chosen For Library's Annual 'One City, One Book' Honor

-Hoodline Sep 12, 2016

"Stage Directions Magazine"

"In Beautiful Chaos, Carey Perloff, artistic director of San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, examines her career, art and theatre."

-Stage Directions Magazine Sep 30, 2015

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The Black History of the White House
Clarence Lusane

"The ugly truth about the White House and its history of slavery."

"I'm glad that she mentioned the role of enslaved Americans at the White House, because she presented a larger audience with a history that most people are not being taught in our schools," Lusane, also a professor emeritus at American University, told The Washington Post. "I certainly wasn't taught that not only were many of our presidents slave owners, but that the most renowned building in our nation was, in part, built by slave labor."

-The Washington Post Jul 27, 2016

"Clarence Lusane featured on Democracy Now"

Clarence Lusane, author of The Black History of the White House, on Democracy Now discussing why knowledge of the stories of slaves who were owned by--and labored for--past presidents is an essential topic for discussion on President's Day.

-Democracy Now Feb 17, 2014